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President
Colombian Human Rights Lawyers' Collective

Part of the Government's Protection Program for Human Rights Defenders
Lawyer's Collective

Corporación Colectivo de Abogados

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General Strike in Colombia :. the Comments - Labour News Network :: LabourStart

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Speakers at the JFC/TUC event, which takes place from 4-6pm on Wednesday 12th October, include Tony Benn, Frances O'Grady, the Deputy General Secretary of the TUC, and Soraya Gutierrez, the President of the Colombian Human Rights Lawyers Collective.


UK Indymedia - "Day of Indigenous Resistance" picket of Colombian embassy in London (report)

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After several chants in Spanish, including one which translated as "Uribe - you mercenary, the people are furious with you", Colombian activist Soraya Gutierrez explained how the new so-called "free trade" agreement which Colombia is about to sign with the US will in fact result in even greater poverty and repression, as well as more displacement of indigenous and afro-colombian communities.

Gutierrez, who is president of the Colombian Human Rights Lawyers' Collective, pointed out that the demonstrators in Colombia were also protesting against the culture of rampant impunity, in which no-one is ever held accountable for the assassinations and torture that have become so commonplace."The government is trying to legalise impunity," she explained.


Colombia Human Rights Network Home Page

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new name: Soraya Gutiérrez (f) human rights defender

On 13 February 2003, a group of unidentified gunmen armed with sub-machine guns
reportedly opened fire on the vehicle in which human rights defender, Soraya Gutiérrez was travelling in Bogotá. She managed to escape unhurt.
Soraya Gutiérrez is a human rights defender with the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados
'José Alvear Restrepo', 'José Alvear Restrepo' Lawyers' Collective. At the time of the attack she was driving an armoured car assigned to the Lawyer's Collective as part of the government's protection program for human rights defenders. Prior to the attack Soraya Gutiérrez had reportedly received several anonymous telephone calls.
The attack against Soraya Gutiérrez follows a reported death threat against a member of the Lawyer's Collective by army-backed paramilitaries and increased surveillance of
...
- expressing concern for the safety of Soraya Gutiérrez and other members of the
Corporación Colectivo de Abogados 'José Alvear Restrepo' 'José Alvear Restrepo'


Justice for Colombia

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Speakers at the JFC/TUC event, which takes place from 4-6pm on Wednesday 12th October, include Tony Benn, Frances O'Grady, the Deputy General Secretary of the TUC, and Soraya Gutierrez, the President of the Colombian Human Rights Lawyers Collective.


Hands Off Venezuela - October 12th: In Venezuela they call it "Day of indigenous resistance"

www.handsoffvenezuela.org [cached]

Speakers include: Tony Benn, Soraya Gutierrez (President, Colombian Human Rights Lawyers' Collective) and Andy Higginbottom (Secretary, Colombia Solidarity Campaign).

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